Abbie Jewell and Morghan Wighton take a ride on Extreme Speed 2.
Abbie Jewell and Morghan Wighton take a ride on Extreme Speed 2. Rokashow

GALLERY: Organisers hail the Rockhampton Show

DAGWOOD dogs, fairy floss, flashing lights and carnival music filled the Rockhampton Showgrounds yesterday as the final day of the 2015 show went out with a bang.

For Rockhampton's Tara Duggan, the show is a time of year she always looks forward to and she didn't want to miss out on the final day of the annual event.

Tara said she had always loved the show.

"We've come every year for the last seven years; it's a time of year we always look forward to," she said.

"It's a bit more exciting now with my son Ty because he's so excited to be here and wants to look at everything. His favourite thing was the merry-go-round; it's the only ride he can go on at the moment.

"The show is one of Rocky's biggest annual events and it makes for a nice family day out."

MERRY SHOWGOERS: Tara Duggan with her son Ty Duggan enjoy the final day of the Rockhampton Show 2015.
MERRY SHOWGOERS: Tara Duggan with her son Ty Duggan enjoy the final day of the Rockhampton Show 2015. Rokmshow

The annual Rockhampton Show opened on Wednesday and was held over three days.

Rockhampton Agricultural and Citizens Show Society deputy president Dawn Hay said the whole event had been a great success.

"The show went far beyond all of our expectations," she said yesterday.

"We're a new committee of volunteers and we only had six months to plan the show which is half the normal time but we've received a lot of community support. It's been great.

"We thought the weather would put some people off but it didn't deter people at all.

"This is a family-orientated event; it's the community's show and it's what the community want to make of it.

"We've had great feedback from everyone and looking forward to bigger and better things next year."



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